Everything I do starts with a list or a drawing. I even keep an idea notebook with me at all times so I can write down anything that comes to me – to create, in parenting, or things to remember when I can’t make my phone respond fast enough to type it into the calendar. The above picture was my sketch that I talked to my husband’s buddy about which led me to buy my first router. A router is an extremely dangerous tool to work with and has way more power than I was equipped to work with alone. However, I did it – but it is not advised without carefully reading directions and picking your father’s brain first.
For the full how to elsewhere on my blog with more pictures: https://threadsandpaint.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/and-i-thought-theyd-always-be-wallflowers/
Step one is creating the frame by routing out shelf supports, sliding them in place using glue and a nail gun.
Then finished it with backing painted to nearly match the wall color of the room and moved the new built ins into place – hopefully making the living room a more casual dual use space as a reading room.